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West Virginia Teachers Strike Enters Its 4th Day

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Teachers and other school employees are on strike. They're calling for higher pay and better health care. And they oppose bills they think will hurt the state's ability to hire quality teachers.

What Would It Take To Repeal The 2nd Amedment?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

In this country, it's hard to restrict guns because of the Second Amendment. Is it time for the Second Amendment to be repealed?

Critics Say Arming Teachers Will Create New Dangers

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jamelle Bouie about the dangers people of color see with the idea of army teachers in schools.

Florida Lawmakers Try To Pass Gun Legislation Before Session Ends

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Florida lawmakers unveiled a package of proposals following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Steve Inskeep talks to state Rep. Randy Fine.

Mary Pickford: Darling Of The Silver Screen To Major Hollywood Force

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Mary Pickford, movie star, producer and studio head, made her mark on Hollywood in the early 20th century. As the industry reckons with inequality and sexual misconduct, her career merits a new look.

U.S. Needs To Do More In Somalia, Sen. Jack Reed Says

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island about the fight in Somalia against the terrorist network Al Shabab. Reed just visited East Africa.

For The First Time In Years, Shops Have More Guns Than Buyers

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

An over-saturated market has caused a gun sales slump. Some manufacturers are reporting drops of up to 70 percent. Overproduction and politics have each played a role.

Trump Meets With Governors; Discusses Guns And DACA Program

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump met with several of the nation's governors on Monday at the White House, and the top topic was guns. They also discussed the DACA program.

Morning News Report

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump, while meeting with governors, reaffirmed his commitment to ban bump stocks and arm teachers. A Florida House panel considers a bill that would raise the age to buy a rifle to 21.

Condoleezza Rice's Film Grapples With What, If Anything, Unifies America

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

In a documentary premiering on PBS, ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy explore the idea of whether we still have a unifying American creed.

Which Direction Is Trump Heading On Guns?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00am

The president made it seem like he wanted to take a bipartisan approach right after the Florida school shooting. As of late, he's spent more time with the NRA, and it's beginning to show.

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Same-Sex-Marriage Flashpoint Alabama Considers Getting Out Of The Marriage Business

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00am

Several rural probate judges quit issuing licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Now the state is considering doing away with marriage licenses.

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Your 2018 Health Plan Must Comply With ACA Rules Or You Risk Tax Penalties

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00am

The tax reform law passed in December did repeal the Affordable Care Act's penalties for not having comprehensive health insurance. But the penalties are still in effect until 2019.

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Georgia's Lt. Gov. Threatens To Kill Tax Break For Delta Airlines Amid NRA Spat

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:01am

Republican Casey Cagle says he will "kill" pending legislation to give Delta a tax exemption on jet fuel after the carrier said it was ending its discount for NRA members.

(Image credit: David Goldman/AP)

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